East African safaris in September – Where to go in East Africa in September? – Gorilla trekking & Wildlife Safaris
East African safaris n September – The month of September in the heart of the dry season, the best time of year for big game viewing as well as Mountain Gorilla tracking in Uganda and Rwanda and Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda.
Great Adventure Safaris recommendation for September
September is widely regarded as one of the two best months to travel to East Africa. Visitors will find that traveling anywhere in ‘Safari Africa’ is outstanding for the sheer concentration of game to be found in any of the national parks. Virtually everywhere offers very high-quality safaris, and it starts to become rather difficult to choose where to travel to.
Tanzania spoils you for choice. The Serengeti National Park is a huge attraction at this time of year, with the Great Migration the main focus as river crossings take place daily in the Lamai/Kogatende northern part of the park. Also, Tarangire is the center of the region’s elephant migration. Combining these two migrations is a popular and very good itinerary. Selous, Ruaha, and Katavi are the focal point of the region’s game and fabulous options for a less commercial safari than the northern parks can offer.
Kenya in September is one of the best months for seeing the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara. The quieter north of the country (Matthews Range, Laikipia, Lewa, and Samburu) is also absolutely superb for game viewing at this time of year.
While September is still considered dry season in Uganda, there is a steady increase in precipitation, compared with July and August particularly. However, Mountain Gorilla trekking is still nothing short of excellent. Despite this, the irregular weather patterns around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks make it hard to predict whether or not rain will fall.
While September is still considered dry season in Rwanda, there is a steady increase in precipitation, compared with July and August particularly. However, gorilla trekking is still nothing short of excellent. Despite this, the irregular weather patterns around Volcanoes National Park make it hard to predict whether or not rain will fall.
Whether you are planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, the waterways of the Okavango Delta in Botswana or experience a Big 5 safari in Kruger National Park timing is important. Our guidelines are based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.
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